Report on ALEA Conference Darwin Day1

My first day at the ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association) Annual National Conference in Darwin and I am sharing some quotes from Ralph Fletcher'opening session on writing.

Some pearls to ponder:

'Boys will write well when they care about what they are writing.'

'Children's beginning writing, is not incorrect but is under construction.'

'it's sad that choice is being lost in writing classrooms.'

'Girls tend to write for teacher, boys write for other boys.'

'Richness of vocabulary allows a child to communicate a richness of thought.'

'There's always intelligence behind student's mistakes.'

I'll meet you back here tomorrow with more of my collectables from the conference.

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